Color Report 2 of 10: 5 Jewels to Color-Block With Pantone’s Violet Tulip

The Pantone Spring 2014 Fashion Color Report serves as an overview of designers’ color choices in new clothing collections. The colors are important for jewelers to know so they can help customers successfully color-block accessories. Here are five ways to color-block with Pantone’s Violet Tulip.

Pantone's Violet Tulip

PANTONE 16-3823 Violet Tulip

The soft hue looks great with orange and can perk up prints.

1. Pair Violet Tulip with a red or orange to add energy.

coral cuff links by Erica Courtney

Cufflinks in 18k gold with carved coral Buddha motifs and color-change garnets, $16,000; Erica Courtney

WHIT NY spring 2014

Dress by WHIT NY

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2. Blend it with a blue for the ultimate in soothing tones.

Pendant necklace in silver with CZ

Pendant necklace in sterling with 2.7 ct. blue topaz, 1 ct. t.w. white topaz, and a genuine rhodium finish, $119; Sterling Reputation

3. Use a gold piece as a neutral.

Link necklace in 18k gold by Herco

34-inch link necklace in 18k gold, $4,800; Herco

Tadashi Shoji spring 2014

Garment by Tadashi Shoji

(Image courtesy of Pantone)

4. Pair Violet Tulip with yellow—its color wheel opposite—for a pop of brightness.

earrings with yellow jasper, emeralds, and diamonds by United Gemco

Earrings in oxidized silver with 88.1 cts. t.w. yellow jasper, 5 cts. t.w. diamonds, and 1.5 cts. t.w. emeralds, $8,214; United Gemco

Emilio Sosa frock spring 2014

Frock by Emilio Sosa

(Image courtesy of Pantone)

5. Pair it with white or another pastel for soft, understated effect.

Kontantino silver necklace with rock crystal quartz over mother of pearl

Necklace in silver with rock crystal quartz and mother-of-pearl doublets, $5,370; Konstantino Treasures

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